About February 6

February 6, 2020 is the 37th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 329 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Aquarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 372 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 6

  • 1649
    The claimant King Charles II of England and Scotland is declared King of Great Britain, by the Parliament of Scotland. This move was not followed by the Parliament of England nor the Parliament of Ireland.
  • 1685
    James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
  • 1806
    Battle of San Domingo British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.
  • 1817
    The Argentinian San Martín crosses the Andes with an army in order to liberate Chile from Spanish rule.
  • 1820
    The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
  • 1833
    Otto becomes the first modern King of Greece.
  • 1840
    Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The U.S. Navy gives the Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennesseein the Battle of Fort Henry.
  • 1899
    Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
  • 1900
    The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Senate of the Netherlands ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.
  • 1914
    30 000 Swedish peasants from all over the country, who have travelled to Stockholm, carry out a huge protest march, which will be known as Bondetåget, to the Royal Palace in Stockholm, to show their support for King Gustaf V and his attempts to exercise personal power as a monarch. In the court yard, the king holds the so-called Court yard speech (Swedish Borggårdstalet, which crown prince Gustaf Adolf recites outside the castle to those, who do not get room at the court yard), where the king puts forth his opinion about the Swedish armed defence propagating that it should be strong, contrary to the official policy of Swedish prime minister Karl Staaff and his government of disarmament. This triggers a political crisis (the so-called Courtyard Crisis; Swedish Borggårdskrisen) and despite the fact that 50 000 workers two days later carry out a counter demonstration (the so-called Workers’ march), supporting the government, Karl Staaff is forced to resign on February 17. This is the last time the Swedish monarch tries to exercise any political power and from now on, the Swedish monarchs accept parliamentarism and abstain from claiming any political powers, even if they are not formally abolished until 1975, when the new Swedish instrument of government comes into effect.
  • 1918
    British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote.
  • 1922
    The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.
  • 1958
    Eight Manchester United F.C. players are killed in the Munich air disaster.
  • 1959
    Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
  • 1976
    In testimony before a United States Senate subcommittee, Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits that the company had paid out approximately million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.
  • 1989
    The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.
  • 1998
    Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
  • 2000
    Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.
  • 2027
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Sheep in Chinese astrology.

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